Gov.-elect Phil Murphy often told a story on the campaign trail about how, as a relative newcomer to statewide politics, few people in New Jersey had even heard of him before he jumped into this year’s governor’s race. After his victory last week, the same could be said about one of Murphy’s core fiscal-policy proposals -… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 13th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey, Newark, Phil Murphy | Tags: Gov-elect Phil Murphy, New Jersey, State Bank | Comments Off on Can Gov.-Elect Murphy Make a Go of His Public Bank?
TRENTON — A group of Newark parents has lost a legal battle to overhaul the way public school teachers in the state are laid-off — dealing another blow to education reform groups that have tried to dismantle similar protections across the country. In New Jersey, school districts must lay off teachers based on seniority, regardless of… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: May 5th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Education, New Jersey, Newark, News | Tags: American Federation of Teachers, Education, Education Reform, New Jersey, Newark, Newark Teacher Union, NJEA | 2 Comments »
Computers serving the City of Newark have been infected by ransomware, according to a report by TAPintoNewark. The computers are unusable and the hacker has demanded 1.7 Bitcoin, the equivalent of $30,000 to unlock the City’s system.
The City’s police department’s computers were unaffected by the RSA-2048 encryption that was installed on Newark computers on Friday.Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey, Newark, News | Tags: cybercrime, FBI, hackers, malware, New Jersey, Newark, news, ransomware, RSA-2048 encryption, Special Agent Chris Christopherson | 1 Comment »
NEWARK — No bomb was found on a flight from London that arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport Thursday afternoon after a bomb threat was called in, police said. “K-9 has swept the cabin of the aircraft, negative results,” Port Authority Police spokesman Joe Pentangelo said in an email. “Passenger luggage has been off loaded and… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: June 2nd, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey, Newark | Tags: New Jersey, Newark Airport Bomb Threat, Newark Liberty Airport | Comments Off on No bomb found on flight from London to Newark airport
In the fall, the federal government will lift the cap on the number of hourly takeoffs and landings at Newark-Liberty International Airport. The reclassification, from a Level 3 airport to a Level 2 facility, will open up Newark to more carriers — potentially low-cost airlines — that were previously kept out by Newark’s flight restrictions. JetBlue… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: May 1st, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey, Newark, News | Tags: JetBlue, New Jersey, Newark Airport, Newark Liberty Airport, news | 1 Comment »
NEWARK — The Environmental Protection Agency will be assisting the state in its continuing probe into elevated levels of lead found in the drinking water at 30 Newark public school buildings, an EPA spokesman confirmed Thursday. “The New Jersey (Department of Environmental Protection) has requested EPA’s assistance,” spokesman John Martin said Thursday. The lead levels reported… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 10th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: EPA, New Jersey, Newark, News, NJ Department of Environmental Protection | Tags: DEP, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Lead in water, New Jersey, Newark, Newark schools, news, NJ Department of Environmental Protection | Comments Off on Feds pitching in: EPA, DEP addressing lead levels at Newark schools
NEWARK — Thirty school district buildings in Newark are temporarily using alternative water sources after recent testing found elevated levels of lead in the schools’ drinking water, Department of Environmental Protection officials announced Wednesday. According to the announcement, Newark Public Schools notified the DEP on Monday that 30 buildings recorded elevated levels during annual testing that… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 9th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey, Newark, News | Tags: DEP, Lead in water, New Jersey, Newark schools | Comments Off on Elevated lead levels found in Newark schools’ drinking water